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Draft Air Quality Permit 7258 - Kiewit Infrastructure

Friday, June 14, 2019


Draft Air Quality Permit 7258, Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Construction and operation of a 194 kWe diesel-fired non-emergency generator set at 1 Washington Blvd SE

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 20 DCMR § 210, the Air Quality Division (AQD) of the Department of Energy and  Environment (DDOE), located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC, intends to issue permit No. 7258 to Kiewit Infrastructure Co., to construct and operate a 194 kWe non-emergency generator set powered by a 323 hp diesel-fired engine, to be located at 1 Washington Blvd SE, Washington DC 20024 (located south of Memorial Circle, near the base of the Arlington Memorial Bridge). The contact person for the applicant is Donnie Arant, Project Manager, at (602) 568-6883 or [email protected].

The proposed emission limits are as follows:

a.   Emissions from this unit shall not exceed those in the following table as tested pursuant to the applicable test methods in 40 CFR 1039, Subpart F [40 CFR Subpart IIII, 40 CFR 60.4204(b), 40 CFR 60.4201(a), 40 CFR 1039.101(b) - Table 1-Tier 4]:


Pollutant Emission Limits (g/kW-hr)

Emission Standard Type





Transient and Steady State










b.   Visible emissions shall not be emitted into the outdoor atmosphere from this generator, except that discharges not exceeding forty percent (40%) opacity (unaveraged) shall be permitted for two (2) minutes in any sixty (60) minute period and for an aggregate of twelve (12) minutes in any twenty-four hour (24 hr.) period during start-up, cleaning, adjustment of combustion controls, or malfunction of the equipment [20 DCMR 606.1].

c.   In addition to Condition II(b) exhaust opacity, measured and calculated as set forth in 40 CFR 1039.105(b) and 1039.501(c), shall not exceed:

1.   20 percent during the acceleration mode;

2.   15 percent during the lugging mode; and

3.   40 percent during the peaks in either the acceleration or lugging modes. Note that this condition is streamlined with the requirements of 20 DCMR 606.1.

d.   The Permittee shall comply with the requirements for crankcase emissions, adjustable parameters, prohibited controls, and defeat devices specified in 40 CFR 1039.115.

e.   An emission into the atmosphere of odorous or other air pollutants from any source in any quantity and of any characteristic, and duration which is, or is likely to be injurious to the public health or welfare, or which interferes with the reasonable enjoyment of life or property is prohibited. [20 DCMR 903.1]  

The estimated maximum potential emissions from the generator set are as follows:


Potential Emissions (tons per year)

Total Particulate Matter (PM Total)


Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)


Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)


Carbon Monoxide (CO)


The permit application and the supporting documentation, along with the draft permit are available for public inspection at AQD and copies may be made available between the hours of 8:15 A.M. and 4:45 P.M. Monday through Friday. Interested parties wishing to view these documents should provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers and affiliation, if any, to Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.

Interested persons may submit written comments or may request a hearing on this subject within 30 days of publication of this notice. The written comments must also include the person’s name, telephone number, affiliation, if any, mailing address and a statement outlining the air quality issues in dispute and any facts underscoring those air quality issues. All relevant comments will be considered in issuing the final permit.


Comments on the proposed permit and any request for a public hearing should be addressed to:


Stephen S. Ours 
Chief, Permitting Branch - Air Quality Division

Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington DC 20002

[email protected]

No comments or hearing requests submitted after July 15, 2019 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Stephen S. Ours at (202) 535-1747.